It almost seems as if Rihanna becomes more Rihanna every day. More
Topic: Alexander Wang
Celebrities love fashion week. Not just because they get wined and dined, sit front row, skip all the lines and leave loaded down with freebies–but because they get press, for the simple act of wearing clothes. Their outfits don’t have to be inventive, interesting or even stylish–if they’re famous and anywhere within a stone’s throw of Linc Center or Milk, they’ll get photographed. For dayz.
And we’ll contribute to the problem! More
What’s a better term for “logowhore”?
We prefer to avoid using the word “whore” pejoratively–but, while famewhore can easily be substituted for fameball, there is no other word than “logowhore” that quite neatly conveys the appropriate amount of derision we have for people who bathe themselves in designer logos. More
How did it get to be the middle of August? Days are suddenly shorter and nights are a little bit colder–but not quite enough to bring a jacket. So, unless you want to be carrying a cardigan everywhere you go, right now’s a really good time for a light, breezy summer sun dress, with a little extra protection from the new chill. That’s why today’s shopping guide brings you 15 dresses with sleeves in Summer-appropriate textures but with just a little bit of fabric to block those first dropped degrees. All under $150. More
Hermès insists it “can be used for play”–and thank fucking god for that. Who’d want a branded blue basketball museum piece?
…Well, the sort of person who’d want a Chanel surfboard, probably, or a Louis Vuitton soccer ball or an Alexander Wang jump rope. Which all exist, obviously–and there’s more in the gallery ahead. More
Who knew fashion lovers could be so terrifying?
Next time Alexander Wang sends out a blast email, people are going to listen. More
We’d like to point out that, accessories included, this outfit cost roughly $5-6000. More
The CFDA Awards went down last night and the big winners were Proenza Schouler (womenswear designer of the year), Phillip Lim (accessories designer of the year) and Suno (Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear). Oh, and everyone who’s famous for their red carpet presence showed up too–Jessica Chastain, Rooney Mara, Kerry Washington and a whole slew of models.
Here’s what the very stylish and the very victimized wore to the so-called Oscars of fashion.
Fashion week is upon us. Most designers are treating this as though it is an event of almost religious solemnity (personally, as always, I am in it for the free Vitamin Water and Fiber One bars) but Alexander Wang is doing funny things! Alexander Wang is making funny videos with Bon Qui Qui the character from MadTV (played by the comedienne Anjelah Johnson). More
A few days ago, we saw the first ad for the Alexander Wang Spring 2013 collection (above). It featured (the truly great, truly beautiful) Polish model Malgosia Bela and, strikingly, no clothing whatsoever. Why, we fashion bloggers wondered, would a fashion campaign feature no fashion? This was all starting to seem a little masturbatory for us, but then the rest of the campaign dropped and… it’s pretty great!
Steven Klein shot the set, in which Bela is styled (by Patti Wilson) like a futuristic warrior but also haunted cave woman? We don’t know. And, yes, there are clothes.
And maybe some nipple? More
The weather is shitty.
A nice way to pass the time when you can’t go outside is online shopping (well, online window shopping). At the moment, we’re interested in ankle boots of the Winter-friendly variety (no stillettos, no slender heels)–basically, closed toe leather boots for clomping down slick streets. Bonus points if they liven up drab winter staples like puffer jackets and scarves. More
Kristen Stewart is still pounding the pavement for the last installment of Twilight (in addition to promoting her upcoming Kerouac-based indie, On the Road)–and she’s got some Balenciaga duties to uphold. Along the promotional trail, she landed the cover of Australian Marie Claire, and not only gave them a few weirdly puffy, positive quotes (we’ll get to that) she even almost smiled (above). More